Passion, perseverance… An intense debut
AI Peppers lost 1-3 to KGC
By Choi Dong-hwan, staff reporter [email protected]
Posted 2021-10-20 17:17:40
AI Peppers, a new women’s professional volleyball team, made a strong debut in their V-League debut. Although they were defeated by KGC Ginseng Corporation, they showed a performance that exceeded expectations, not like a new team, and gave the impression that they are a strong and tough team.
AI Peppers scored a set score of 1-3 (25-16 20-25 21-25 17-25) in the opening match against KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2021-22 Dodram V League Women’s Division held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 19th. lost.
Elizabeth Ine Barga scored 22 points, the most for both teams. Ha Hye-jin (10 points), Park Kyung-hyeon (9 points), Lee Han-bi (7 points), and Choi Ga-eun (7 points) also contributed, but the light faded due to the team’s defeat.
Although AI Peppers lost their first match, they showed potential. He showed a strong and well-structured power to the point where the rating of being the lowest in the league was disregarded, raising expectations for the next game.
In particular, in the first set, he overwhelms the opponent with his amazing organization and concentration. Elizabeth conquered the baseline by scoring consecutive goals with a powerful open attack, and Park Kyung-hyun and Lee Han-bi also surprised opponents with confident attacks.
Ha Hye-jin and Moon Seul-gi showed their fighting spirit in defense, neutralizing the opponent’s scoring chances. Without relying on one player, all the players on the court did their part and led consistently to win the historic first set.
However, the momentum of the first set did not continue. The KGC Ginseng Corporation’s skills were often blocked, and the offense continued, giving away the 2nd and 3rd sets.
AI Peppers coach Kim Hyung-sil said, “In the first set, KGC seemed to be embarrassed by the strong offensive. As a result, although we lost, the fact that we won one set would have brought hope to the players. Thank you to the players who focused until the end.” expressed his feelings.